Editorials

In our opinion: History will remember our response to current refugee crisis

Most Central American children streaming across the United States’ southwestern borders are teens.

In our opinion: Supreme Court cellphone ruling an important victory against unreasonable searches by government

As Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in a decision on cellphones, “The fact that technology now allows an individual to carry such information in his hand does not make the information any... Read more »

June 27, 2014

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In our opinion: As marriage dispute heads toward Supreme Court, judiciary should not invalidate state laws

Both the majority and the dissenting opinions thoughtfully consider the question of same-sex marriage. Yet Kelly, who argues, “we should be reluctant to invalidate state constitutional or... Read more »

June 25, 2014

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In our opinion: Careful review of police necessary in all cases of deadly force

Police officers are sanctioned to deploy deadly force in circumstances that are clearly spelled out in state law. The facts surrounding police shootings are not always cut and dried, and involve a... Read more »

June 25, 2014

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In our opinion: Supreme Court curtails more ambitious aspects of EPA's greenhouse gas regulations

Both sides are claiming victory in the Supreme Court’s decision Monday on the Environmental Protection Agency's attempts at regulating greenhouse gases. The court was correct in stopping the... Read more »

June 24, 2014

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In our opinion: Understanding adoption key to encouraging public support for this vital institution

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No matter how much adoption changes — whether domestic, international or through foster care — we must never forget that its benefits need to be measured against the best interests of... Read more »

June 22, 2014

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In our opinion: Utah's Housing First program proves successful

In 2005, Utah adopted a 10-year plan to end chronic homelessness. After almost a decade years, enormous progress has been made, with a current 72 percent decrease in the number of chronic homeless,... Read more »

June 21, 2014

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In our opinion: No more UTOPIA promises

The Utah cities that are a part of the network of fiber optic Internet service known as UTOPIA should ponder the promises they have been given over the last 12 years. Read more »

June 20, 2014

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Scottish bill casts doubt on role of family as fundamental to society

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Throughout most of human history, the family has been fundamental. Many now question the family’s central role in shaping civilization. As a result, governments are intruding into family life... Read more »

June 20, 2014

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In our opinion: Huntsman Cancer Institute has played a groundbreaking role in fight against cancer

Many of the advances of the Huntsman Cancer Institute have been groundbreaking and have led to treatment protocols that have saved lives here and throughout the world. Expanding the research... Read more »

June 18, 2014

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In our opinion: In Iraq, the United States has the responsibility to address threats to American interests

President George W. Bush received criticism in 2003 for declaring “Mission Accomplished” in Iraq. President Barack Obama’s 2011 statement that “We’re leaving behind a... Read more »

June 17, 2014

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In our opinion: Efforts to remove electronic devices from courtrooms should be promptly squelched

Rules allowing access to electronic devices took effect last year after decades of lobbying by journalism organizations and institutions in favor of openness and transparency in the judiciary.... Read more »

June 16, 2014

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In our opinion: Recent turmoil in Iraq has the U.S. questioning previous and future efforts

While the U.S. dithers and ponders, Iran already has begun sending its forces to Iraq to fight the al Qaida-affiliated forces that have overwhelmed Iraq’s military in recent days. Clearly,... Read more »

June 14, 2014

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In our opinion: The best fix for excessive student loan debt is better information about colleges and costs

President Obama on Monday announced changes to the student loan program that will allow student borrowers to pay no more than 10 percent of their monthly income in loan payments. In doing so, the... Read more »

June 13, 2014

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In our opinion: A welcome change from California on teacher tenure rules

A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge on Tuesday struck down California teacher tenure rules. The lawsuit has the potential to drastically alter the educational landscape and improve to the... Read more »

June 12, 2014

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In our opinion: World Cup opens in Brazil, the 'spiritual home' of soccer

When the World Cup opens on Thursday in Brazil, it will come home to soccer’s most decorated nation, and the winner of five previous World Cups. The world’s fifth-most populous nation... Read more »

June 12, 2014

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In our opinion: Immigrants need the legal right to participate in the economy and be paid market wages

The U.S. government’s employment of immigrants in detention proves the point that undocumented workers need legal rights to participate in the economy, to work, and to be paid a market wage... Read more »

June 11, 2014

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In our opinion: The filibuster is necessary, and the best tool against abuse of power

It can be easy for lawmakers to be frustrated by the difficulty of enacting changes to law under the republican institutions in our democracy. Yet the filibuster may well be the be the best tool... Read more »

June 10, 2014

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In our opinion: GMOs not harmful to human health, but further research into farming practices necessary

Last month, Vermont became the first state in the union to require genetically-modified organism labeling. There have been no legitimate suggestion that GMO foods are unsafe, but other concerns... Read more »

June 9, 2014

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In our opinion: Utah provides welcoming home for refugees, who need help acclimatizing to American society

They are perhaps the most vulnerable individuals among us. They have been subject to war, arrest, detention, violence and physical displacement. They are surrounded by an unfamiliar language and... Read more »

June 8, 2014

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In our opinion: Minimize the danger of fireworks by encouraging city-funded celebrations

There is an important reason to keep city-funded fireworks display. Safety regulations are closely followed during such celebrations. Canceling them would only encourage more people to light off... Read more »

June 7, 2014

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In our opinion: Remembering their sacrifice

On the anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy during WWII (termed D-Day), we should remember that everything that gives us the peace of daily routines hinged on their sacrifice that day.... Read more »

June 6, 2014

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In our opinion: Weighing costs against benefits, in Utah and around the nation, necessary for sound energy development

Developers need to determine what is technologically and economically feasible. Policymakers in Utah and Washington should work collaboratively with them. The energy policy debate needs a sound... Read more »

June 5, 2014

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In our opinion: In seeking carbon reductions, Obama administration barrels ahead without compromise

The sweeping new regulations take aim at energy produced from burning coal, which creates more carbon pollution than other sources such as natural gas. Different states were assigned different... Read more »

June 4, 2014

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In our opinion: Vexing questions raised after Bergdahl prisoner exchange

Americans, while happy for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, are wondering about the circumstances, the precedent it sets and the message it may transmit to the nation’s enemies. Read more »

June 3, 2014

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In our opinion: Medicaid campaign supports gap coverage initiatives by bringing forward Utahn perspectives

Utahns’ justifiable skepticism over the Affordable Care Act shouldn’t keep policymakers from finding practical ways to help more than 50,000 of the state’s poorest adults. Read more »

June 3, 2014

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